Week in Review: Target Settles for Illegal Pesticide Sales

Catch up on the latest news in Commack from Sept. 17 - Sept. 21.


Dick's Sporting Goods Opens in Commack

Dick's Sporting Goods grand opened their Commack location Friday morning, making this its 33rd store in the New York market.

The store had been operating for the past three weeks, but Friday marked its official opening.

The national sporting goods chain takes over the former Pathmark shopping center, building a new store at 6070 Jericho Turnpike near the East Northport border.

Vandals Damage Sports Equipment at Commack High School

Vandals destroyed sports equipment at Commack High School last week, and police are looking for anyone who might have information.

Suffolk County police report that a 911 was received from Pat Friel, Commack's athletic director, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Friel said two soccer nets had been cut up overnight while the equipment was left on the fields. 

Police said that Commack school officials do not have any witnesses or security footage of the vandals. No arrests have been made in this case. 

Commack Targets Found Selling Banned Pesticides

The Target Corporation agreed to a civil penalty of $43,850 after a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation investigation revealed the company was selling pesticides banned on Long Island at stores across Long Island, including its Commack and Commack South locations.

According to a release from the DEC, Target was ordered to remove the banned pesticides from all stores throughout the region in addition to the penalty.

Two children's mega-retail stores celebrated their grand re-opening on Friday in Commack. 

Toys "R" Us opened alongside Babies "R" Us at 108 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack's Kings Kullen Shopping Center. The two stores are designed to be a one-stop shopping destination for parents of young children, as part of the brand's new Side-by-Side store format. 

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